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Man in Bahamas Killed in Electrical Shock Accident

October 25, 2010 Leave a comment

FREEPORT, BAHAMAS – The man who received an electrical shock on Thursday night died on Saturday while in the hospital.

According to police reports, the 20-year-old resident of Freeport was with a group of persons who entered an abandoned building on Taino Beach sometime after 8:00 p.m. on Thursday.

The man came into contact with a live transformer, which resulted in him receiving an electric shock that rendered him unconscious and caused severe burns about his body.

He was taken by ambulance to the Rand Memorial Hospital where he was treated and detained for further observation.

Police say an autopsy is expected to be performed sometime this week to determine the exact cause of his death.

Investigations are continuing by officers from the Central Detective Unit.

Meanwhile, the police are advising persons coming into contact with any electrical wires or equipment to avoid them for their own safety or to contact the Grand Bahama Power Company if a threat to the public is perceived.

Story via The Freeport News